Hugh Cholmondeley, 2nd Baron Delamere

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The Lord Delamere
Hugh Cholmondeley, 2nd Baron Delamere.jpg
Pencil drawing of Hugh Cholmondeley, 2nd Baron Delamere, by Frederick Sargent, circa 1860s or 1870s
Born3 October 1811
Died1 August 1887(1887-08-01) (aged 75)
Vale Royal, Cheshire, England
EducationEton College
  • Lady Sarah Hay-Drummond
    (m. 1848; died 1859)
  • Augusta Seymour (m. 1860)

Hugh Cholmondeley, 2nd Baron Delamere (/ˈʌmli/; 3 October 1811 – 1 August 1887), styled The Honourable from 1821 until 1855, was a British peer and politician.[1]


Hugh Cholmondeley was the eldest son of Thomas Cholmondeley. His mother was Henrietta Elizabeth Williams-Wynn,[1] daughter of Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 4th Baronet, and Charlotte Grenville, and a granddaughter of Prime Minister George Grenville. Lord Delamere was an indirect descendant of Sir Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of Great Britain.[2]

In 1848, Cholmondeley married Lady Sarah Hay-Drummond, daughter of Thomas Hay-Drummond, 11th Earl of Kinnoull; and the couple were childless when she died in 1859. He married again in 1860, this time to Augusta Emily Seymour, daughter of Sir George Hamilton Seymour.[1] The children of that marriage were:

Lady Delamere died in 1911. She had survived her husband for 24 years.[1]


Cholmondeley was elected to Parliament for Denbighshire as a Tory in 1840, a seat he held until 1841, and then represented Montgomery from 1841 to 1847. In 1855, Cholmondeley was called to the House of Lords when he succeeded his father as second Baron Delamere.[4]

Lands and estates[edit]

In this period, Baron Delamere and his family were inextricable from the history of Cheshire and married into the Hibbert Family of Birtles Hall,Cheshire who had made their fortune in Jamaica. The family seat was at Vale Royal Abbey.[5]

Baron Delamere died at age 75 in August 1887; and he was succeeded in the lands, estates and title by the son from his second marriage, Hugh Cholmondeley.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Lundy, Darryl. "2nd Baron Delamere, ID #29419". The Peerage.[unreliable source]
  2. ^ Hayden, Joseph. (1851). The book of dignities, pp. 527, 565.
  3. ^ "Mrs. Burnaby Dies; Lord Delamere's Sister Fell from a Third Story Window of Her House," New York Times. 27 May 1911.
  4. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "1st Baron Delamere, ID #29417". The Peerage.[unreliable source]
  5. ^ Holland, G.D et al. (1977). Vale Royal Abbey and House, pp. 20-32; Westair-Reproductions: Cheshire, Museum finder


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 5th Bt
William Bagot
Member of Parliament for Denbighshire
With: William Bagot
Succeeded by
William Bagot
Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 6th Bt
Preceded by
John Edwards
Member of Parliament for Montgomery
Succeeded by
David Pugh
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Cholmondeley
Baron Delamere
Succeeded by
Hugh Cholmondeley